There is a lot of controversy in the music world concerning the question of who are the most famous music artists in the history of music. From selling LPs and to CDs, to the modern age where YouTube and iTunes are kings, it is very difficult to draw out just a few artists and call them the best. Nevertheless, we have compiled here a list of some of the most famous artists who sold most albums, songs or just had the most followers. So without further ado, here is a list of the most famous artists in the history of music.
If we are talking about famous artists in the history of music, we can go back to Mozart – arguably one of the most famous musicians of all time. Although he composed a long time ago, his music is still immensely popular throughout the world. When people talk about music talent, even the most talented musicians of the modern age are always compared to this genius.
- The Beatles
The Beatles once made a highly controversial claim that they were more popular than Jesus, but that claim might easily be true. With hundreds of millions of records sold, they are still one of the most popular artists on the planet. They hold the record for most number one albums in the US (19) and the most number one singles in the US (20). You would be hard-pressed to find a person that has not heard of these musicians.
- Elvis Presley
Elvis Presley is one of the few solo musician that sold over 200 million records, and he holds the record for having the most multi-platinum, platinum and gold album awards. He had 25 multi-platinum albums, 52 platinum and 90 gold. He is known by his nickname “The King”.
- Michael Jackson
Michael Jackson is widely known as “The King Of Pop” and for a good reason. He set many records during the years he was active, his concerts were always sold out, and he will definitely go down in history due to his many hits that are still played all over the world today.